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Discover Sensory bins as a tool to help navigate learning. 2020 is a messy year. One word: Chaos. Our planners went into the trash. Our routines went out the window. With many at home full-time doing virtual learning or at home part-time...
Welcome in the season with these fall science activities! Fall is my favorite time of the year – the leaves are changing colors, and the weather is awesome for being outside. There are many great science activities that are perfect...
Should you send your kids to daycare during the global pandemic?  This is just another one of those heavy questions weighing on parents as we navigate these changing times.   How many months has it been since this COVID stuff turned...
Finding out your child has special needs is like swimming in an ocean, when you thought you were swimming in a pool. Suddenly, the waters are surrounding you without the safety of the walls to grab onto, without the...
Welcome independence along with the new school year.   Like most parents, I’m struggling with a variety of parenting anxieties as we settle back into the screen-routine for school. The questions nag persistently in my brain amidst my boys’...
Back-to-school this fall has been a doozy for sure. We all waited anxiously in July for schools to reveal their plans. One at a time, school districts in my area announced that they would start virtually. My heart sank...
When planning your family, consider the fact that your kids will one day be teens, and as teens they will be driving you crazy.  Heed my warning.  "Have your kids close together," they said. "They'll be best friends," they said. While this...
With school starting up again, one thing a lot of parents have questions about is reading, especially how to get started and how to encourage it. My son is nowhere near reading age yet, but once he is, we will...
August is world breastfeeding month! So be prepared to see a lot of beautiful images of women nourishing their legacies! I love seeing pictures of the beautiful mamas and babies, sharing a special bond through breastfeeding. Of...
Feeling guilty because you don't love every moment of time home with your kids? Let the guilt go, Moms!   Quarantine has got me in a real funk.  I don't NEED to be going anywhere, and I don't even mind that...

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Welcoming New Moms in The Lou: A Guide from A Transplant

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  There’s one thing I’ve struggled with here in St Louis …making friends. I have lots of acquaintances but really only a few true friends....